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The Effects of the Computer Games on the High School Students’ Perception of Confidence
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, Department of Computer Education & Instructional Technology, Ahi Evran University, Turkey ; , Department of Educational Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction, Kirikkale University, Turkey ; , Department of Computer Education & Instructional Technology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey ; , Department of Educational Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction, Kirikkale University, Turkey

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of the playing computer games on the first grade high school students' perceptions of confidence in-class. To that end, in-class confidence questionnaire consisting of three factors which were basic confidence, freedom of speech, and the perception of threat was conducted to 224 students at different high schools in Kirsehir, Turkey. The results showed that playing computer games generally did not cause any differences in the perceptions of the students relating to these factors. As far as the analysis carried out by considering the types of games, it was found out that strategy, car race, and football games do not cause any differences in the students' perceptions of basic confidence, freedom of speech, and the perception of threat. However, fight and combat games influenced the students' perceptions of threat in the classroom.

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Usta, E., Akbas, O., Cakir, R. & Ozdemir, S.M. (2008). The Effects of the Computer Games on the High School Students’ Perception of Confidence. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1833-1840). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 23, 2019 from .

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